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obama is accused of doing. but wouldn't mitt romney do it, too? plus, republicans think they can gain control of the senate. doesn't add up. and she called 911 screaming for help, but two days later, her family found her dead. now, they're suing for justice. they are "outfront" tonight. let's go. >>> good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, the r word. it's become sort of a four-letter word for some, but for other, something wonderful. you've heard it all day. redistribution. >> he favors redistribution. >> it's known as redistribution. >> the word takes on different meaning for different people. here is mitt romney's definition. i know there are some people who believe that if you simply take from some and give to others that we'll all be better off. it's known as redistribution. it's never been a characteristic of america. >> okay. this word didn't come out of nowhere, of course, because mitt romney was taking a job at president obama. a 1998 clip of then state senator barack obama has surfaced on the drudge report. he spoke at a loyola university conference and made this pitch.
at president obama. a 1998 clip of then state senator barack obama has surfaced on the drudge report. he spoke at a loyola university conference and made this pitch. for more effective government. >> i think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pull resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because i actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody's got a shot. >> okay. what is redistribution exactly? well, in times like this when a word becomes political dynamite, it's time to go to the dictionary. we went to "webster's." here's what we found. redistribution. the theory, policy or practice of lessening or reducing inequalities in income through such measures as progressive income taxation and anti poverty programs. okay. granted, redistribution can happen in a lot of ways. medicare, social security, food programs. the list goes on. we want no focus on the other part of it. progressive income taxation. voters care a lot about their taxes, so here are the facts. here are our current tax rates. six brackets. yo
obama burned in afghanistan toy and we've seen things like that in other places like egypt. were the attacks at the base and helmand province related? >> we asked the headquarters there in afghanistan and they said right now, it's just too early to tell on this particular attack. he did say there were no organized protests outside the base proceeding the attack and i've been to that base several times. it's in the middle of nowhere. there are no large communities next to the base, but again, there have been demonstrations in afghanistan, still a little early to tell whether the video may have been a cause to spur this attack. >> thank you very much. reporting on that news from the pentagon and also, breaking news in sudan. a team of marines is now en route to the cal tall, khartoum. they are going to defend the embassy. the scene spread beyond the u.s. embassy, mobs attacked the british and german embassies and sudan was one of my countries as violence spread around the world today. the up risings have spread from on morocco to india. we want to show you a map. we saw protests, i
weight of the economy on his shoulders. enter paul ryan, barack obama and washington. he's going to do whatever he can, even if it's not the perfect solution. will that change america's mood fast? there's only 60 days to go till the election. ben comes out with the beast, will it help romney or obama? "outfront," strike team member jim bianco of bianco research. reihan salam. really appreciate it. ben bernanke is in a tough spot. everybody expects him to act. >> i think he is going to act. i think we're going to get a third round of quantitative easing to begin on thursday. we're just giblquibbling about the size and type. >> how quickly will it do anything? i hate to say this but this is the way it usually goes, right, people like you, jim, have thought this was going to happen for a while. so it's almost as if we have to say it's priced in. once he announced it, we're not going to get any benefit. >> that's right, since late july when we all thought it was coming. bernanke in his speech in jackson hole last month said clearly that he was looking for the stock market to go up and that
bank. your money needs an ally. >>> a wake up call for mitt romney. president obama opening up a big lead in what may be the most crucial swing state in the united states. ohio. the republican candidate took note. >> welcome to cuyahoga county where we have more republicans register . we're going to deliver, too. so -- >> i need it in a big way, all right? >> he had a sense of humor, but he'll need more than just cuyahoga county to turn those poll numbers around. peter hamby joins me now. i know you had a chance to talk to strategists. what did they tell you? >> most republicans in ohio don't think the situation is that dire yet. they do acknowledge both inside the campaign and outside that they are losing and the main reason that the republicans in ohio point to is that romney doesn't really have a cohesive message and said this is why you should throw barack obama out and install me as president. the key issue is the bailout of chrysler and general motors that the president pushed through. they say romney hasn't been able to come up with a consistent answer to this and the obama ca
have breaking news tonight. >>> bill clinton also hitting the stump tonight for president obama, going after a very specific time p type of voter. and a new warning that puts the united states really sort of in a greek myth, between the ultimate rock and a hard place. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone, i'm erwin burnet. outfront tonight, we have breaking news. an american we can confirm now has been killed in libya tonight at the consulate, according to a libyan interior ministry official. this is a horrible result of a day of violence against america in the middle east. armed men stormed the american consulate in benghazi libya, tonight, setting it on fire after a protest against an american-produced movie they say insults the prophet, mohammed. this was just hours after egyptian protesters scaled the was of the american embassy in cairo, tearing down the american flag. the protesters there tried to raise a black flag, with the words "there is no god, but alla and mohammed is his messenger." we're in cairo with the latest on the situation. ian, obviously, we're sad to co
>>> bill clinton also hitting the stump tonight for president obama, going after a very specific type of voter. and a new warning that puts the united states between a rock and a hard place. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnet. "outfront tonight," we're told that an official has been killed in benghazi. this after a day of violence at the diplomatic post. armed men set the american consulate on fire after a protest against an american-produced movie they say insultses the prophet muhammad. this hours after egyptian protesters scaled the walls at the embassy in cairo ander to tore down the american flag. cnn's jomanakurachi joins me on the phone. and i want to start with jomana. what is the latest you heard from on the ground in benghazi? >> reporter: well, we're hearing very little from the u.s. embassy, but according to eyewitnesss, there is reports of libyan casualties as a result of these clashes. as a militant group tried to store the u.s. embassy. they succeeded and did storm the u.s. embassy. according to eyewitnesss, libyan security forces were
"wall street journal" poll. three more states now going into the obama column just a few moments ago. new hampshire, nevada and north carolina. in new hampshire, among likely voters, the spread is now seven points. margin error is about 3%. in nevada, it is a 2% spread within the margin of error. in north carolina, also within the margin of error, but now in favor of president obama. this is a state many people thought that could not happen in given especially the gay marriage debate, but these are the latest numbers we have tonight. obama is now leadinging in the latest polling from all nine battleground states. particularly a problem tonight is florida. the latest cbs poll shows obama ahead by nine points in florida. so, is this true? you may have heard about this. many on the right saying the polls are skewed. they're unfair. here is why republican strategist karl rove who knows polls and elections better than anyone says these polls can't possibly be right. >> think about this. romney and obama get each roughly the same percentage of the republicans and democrats as their opponen
. and earlier, the obama campaign, the burse python was a real concern for the obama campaign. a tweet from obama's press secretary ensured that residents knew the administration has banned import of the snake. now, you may laugh and there is some humor in this, but it is r very, very serious for some. ticks and snakes. because these micro targeting campaigns can really move the needle. they're important to crucial voters in crucial states like florida and virginia. ben smith, david frum, former adviser to george w. bush and corey elons. great to see you. so, you know, david, i have to say, lyme disease with so many to joke about this, it's got to be there's some crucial core of lyme disease cases and this is something people care about. turns out loudon county, northern virginia, has one of the highest rates of lyme disease in the country. could this issue really resonate? >> resonates with me. i've had lyme disease. it's nasty. it also is a way for candidates to connect with real issues to real people. who feel that a lot of the issues we discuss are awfully abstract. i mean, benghazi and
obama. this is a state many people thought that could not happen in given especially the gay marriage debate, but these are the latest numbers we have tonight. obama is now leadinging in the latest polling from all nine battleground states. particularly a problem tonight is florida. the latest cbs poll shows obama ahead by nine points in florida. so, is this true? you may have heard about this. many on the right saying the polls are skewed. they're unfair. here is why republican strategist karl ro who knows polls and elections better than anyone says these polls can't possibly be right. >> think about this. romney and obama get each ughly e same pcentage the republicans and democrats as their ponent. that is to say they carry their base overwhelmingly. romney among independents is winning by three points, so if romney's winning the independents and republicans, do you think in a battleground state like florida, he's nine points down? the answer is no. >> okay. that math doesn't actually work out because according to the florida poll, those who say they're most likely going to vote, 36
for the romney campaign. a brand new cnn poll of polls has him three points behind president obama nationwide. now, in swing states like virginia and it really does come down to the swing states, a new "washington post" poll has in farther behind. but history does show there is a path for mitt romney, although it may be a hard to find one. look at this. you need to look at the highlighted years here. the year 2000 and 1980. at this point in 2000, al gore was leading george w. bush by three points. the same as president obama's current lead. we all know how that ended up. and way back in 1980, jimmy carter was leading long old reagan by one point in early september and lost the election by two. and then there's this. the fact that after the egypt embassy statement, which romney was so widely criticized for, a gallup poll today showed him gaining back all of what he lost after the obama convention bounce. now, this includes the reaction to romney's egypt handling. how he handled that situation. so they're now just one point apart, according to this gallup poll. an nbc "wall street journal" poll
going in the direction of that's more of a political move? mitt romney's been critical of barack obama's response, so go all in visibly with force and -- >> if you have an attack and you don't have anything clear that you can do, you move warships to the area. it's a show of force. even if it doesn't revolve things. it does give you options. i think you can vaguely imagine a scenario where through drones, some al-qaeda linked group may but b, but that's a little farfetched. >> what's your -- of the u.s. response. first, they said premeditated, then not sure what the motive might be. now, there's warships going in. was it disorganized or no, just sort of dribbled out that way? >> it does dribble out that way because first accounts are just rarely right in any circumstance. in this case, the u.s. did respond quickly to the actual situation there, in benghazi, in tripoli, with the diplomats. the marine fast reaction team was on the ground as of early this afternoon. they're going to be beefing up security there at the embassy for the few american diplomats still left there and they're jus
on a job that ben bernanke says he created. does it add up? plus obama revealed. we have an exclusive cnn documentary about the president and new details about his personal life. >>> and update on the "outfront" investigation of federal employees who are paid to work from home and get to travel across the country on the taxpayer dimes and we have been trying for months to find out how much it is costing us, and tonight, an answer. tonight, an answer. let's go "outfront." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> well, good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett, an outfront tonight, $1 million per job, that is what america's top money man says we have spent on stimulus from the fed alone. and he says that that is money well spent and he may spend more. today, ben bernanke was in jackson hole, wyoming, a bucolic location for a big speech, and he defended the action else to hp the u.s. e copmy and with good reason, because the fed chairman appointed by george w. bush and embraced by president obama and criticized by some influential people including mitt romney has a little bit of an image pro
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